Benefits of A Low Glycemic Gluten Free Diet For Diabetes

 

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Lowering the glycemic index of your diet can improve managing your diabetes.  This includes avoidance of such foods as potatoes cooked in certain ways and white bread. Instead consider multi-grain and sourdough breads, legumes and whole grains that are converted more slowly to glucose in the bloodstream.

Foods high in easily digestible carbohydrates (e.g., sugar, bread, pasta) are limited or replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of fats and moderate protein (e.g., meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seeds) and other foods low in carbohydrates (e.g., most salad vegetables such as spinach, kale, chard and collards), although other vegetables and fruits (especially berries) are often allowed.

Carbohydrates are classified according to their glycemic index, a system for measuring how quickly a food that is eaten raises blood sugar levels, and glycemic load, which takes into account both the glycemic index and the amount of carbohydrate in the food. This has led to carbohydrate counting, a method used by diabetics for planning their meals.

Figuring the proper glycemic index of foods you eat can get complicated though because you have to take into consideration other things such as portion size, fat content, etc.

One way around this is to use a diet plan or a cookbook that has taken all these actors in consideration in their recipes.

One popular cookbook available online is Fun with Gluten- Free Low Glycemic Food by Debbbie Johnson:

http://bestcookingadvice.com/importance-of-gluten-free-low-glycemic-cookbook-to-diabetics-z-markw3132k.html

 

This book  is written by a former restaurant owner who served dishes from this cookbook in her restaurant and got rave reviews!

Real People Who’ve Eaten Debbie’s Food:

“The Ginger-Sesame Shrimp Salad at Debbie’s restaurant, The Golden Chalice, was one of the better salads I’ve ever had in my life.”
M.C.C., Minnesota

“Debbie’s carob-mint brownies are to-die-for!”

A.F., Montana

“The pesto-un-pasta is so flavorful, even kids would like it – not like “cardboard” flavored health food or veggies, this is really yummy!”
D.Z., Minnesota

“Golden Chalice Cheesecake is my favorite – it’s the best I’ve ever had and it’s healthy to boot!!”
K.Y., California

“Debbie’s treats are delicious and wholesome and when she sends me some I feel so loved. They all taste like special desserts, but I can eat them without side effects. It’s wonderful to be able to eat dessert and know that my body won’t be paying for it the next day.”
J.P., Vermont

“When I saw your new dessert recipes (in an email) they sounded so yummy I wanted to lick the screen!”
R.I., MD

“I can’t wait to prepare your mouth-watering recipes and sample this most delicious food. Gourmet Gluten-free and Low Glycemic Food: there is no other book in the world like it. If one prepares food in this way, it will bring abundant health and increase longevity while spreading joy and pleasure with every meal along the way. Sounds like heaven on earth. Victor Hugo’s famous quote comes to mind. “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
J.A., CO

So you may wish to consider using a low-glycemic diet approach to controlling your blood sugar and this book might be a delicious introduction to adding more low glycemic foods and recioes into your life.

The Prediabetes Diet Plan: How to Reverse Prediabetes and Prevent Diabetes through Healthy Eating and Exercise

A practical, empowering guide to managing and reversing prediabetes through diet and exercise, from a registered dietitian. 

Affecting 79 million Americans, prediabetes often develops into full-blown type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Increasingly diagnosed by doctors, prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated, but not yet high enough to be labeled diabetes. While diabetes cannot be cured, prediabetes can be reversed, so it is critical to take action at an early stage. In straightforward, jargon-free language, The Prediabetes Diet Plan explains insulin resistance (the underlying cause of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes) and offers a comprehensive strategy of diet and lifestyle change, which has been proven more effective than medication. With sections on meal planning, grocery shopping, dining out, supplements, and exercise, this book empowers you to make healthier everyday choices that can effect real change on your insulin levels and overall well-being.

Biggest Book of Diabetic Recipes: More than 350 Great-Tasting Recipes for Living Well with Diabetes (Better Homes & Gardens

  • A stupendous value: more than 300 delectable (and really healthy) recipes perfectly tailored for individuals with diabetes, yet tempting for everyone.
  • Comprehensive content features must-have main dishes, easy appetizers, simple soups and stews, perfect recipes when cooking for two, kids’ favorites, fabulous feel-good desserts, and innovative snacks.
  • Easy-to-read type (a must-have for many diabetics)
  • Accessible diabetes know-how, including detecting hidden sugar.
  • Timesaving menus with flexible calorie ranges, carbohydrate counts, and exchanges on every recipe.
  • A week of satisfying menus for instant meal planning.
  • 32 full-color photos.
  • Popular lay-flat binding for easy reference while cooking.

Product Features

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Diabetes Without Drugs: The 5-Step Program to Control Blood Sugar Naturally and Prevent Diabetes Complications

Based on breakthrough studies, Cohen’s program reveals how people with diabetes can
reduce their need for prescription medication and minimize the disease’s effect on the body.

Most doctors consider diabetes a one-way street―once you have it, your only option is to manage the symptoms with a restricted diet, close monitoring of blood sugar, and expensive medications. Pharmacist Suzy Cohen shows that diabetes can be treated instead through safe, natural means, like food and vitamins, rather than strictly relying on prescription drugs. She shifts the focus away from glucose management to a whole body approach, using supplements, minerals, and dietary changes to lose weight, repair cell damage, improve insulin function, and reduce the side effects from prescription drugs, many of which rob nutrients from the body and cause additional symptoms.

This 5-step program uses natural alternatives, such as drinking nutrition-packed green drinks, adding vitamin D and anti-inflammatory supplements, increasing fiber intake, and including minerals in the diet to help restore the body’s own supply of insulin. Diabetes without Drugs explains how patients can protect their heart, kidneys, eyesight, and limbs from the damage often caused by diabetes and shows the impact that the right foods and the right supplements can make in reducing blood sugar levels, aiding weight loss, and restoring vibrant health to everyone with diabetes.

Diabetic Insulin Pump Belts/bands – Velcro Closure in Pocket, child size 5(22inches), Turquoise

A diabetic Insulin Pump Band is a fabric band that you wear around your waist. It has a pocket to hold your insulin pump securely and comfortably in place. This band also has a Velcro closure in the pocket to keep your insulin plump from slipping out of the pocket when you are sleeping or even hanging upside down. We use a quality breathable Lycra fabric that is light, strong, comfortable, and long lasting to ensure a light, free feeling. The perfect band for you.

5 Pair Black Small/Medium Ladies Compression Socks, Moderate/Medium Compression 15-20mmHg. Therapeutic, Occupational, Travel & Flight Knee High Socks. Women’s Shoe Sizes 6-10, Men’s Sizes 5-9

GRADUATED COMPRESSION 15-20 mmHg

All-Day Compression socks help your body pump blood back to your heart as it moves through your circulatory system. They enhance circulation, revitalize tired and achy legs, relieve swollen ankles, and provide plantar and arch support. There is enough compression to adhere to the shape of the leg without binding or creating a tourniquet effect on circulation.

HELPS JUST ABOUT EVERYONE’S LEGS FEEL BETTER

Compression socks are great for occupational or evening edema-leg discomfort due to long hours sitting or standing, perfect for flight and travel, before and after pregnancy, and recovering from injury

DYNAMIC FIT WITHOUT BINDING OR RESTRICTION

Enjoy stay-up performance with the non-restrictive top band. Cross-stretch in the leg helps to avoid bunching at the ankle and length-stretches without pulling back on the toe. Anatomically correct (knit-to-shape) heels and toes properly fit foot contours, and heel-to-leg shape helps avoid bunching at the in-step.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Wash in cold or warm water; either by hand or in machine. No bleach or fabric softener. Can dry in a low to medium heat dryer. Line dry recommended.

Diabetic Insulin Pump Belts/Bands – Velcro Closure in Pocket, Small, Turquoise

A diabetic Insulin Pump Band is a fabric band that you wear around your waist. It has a pocket to hold your insulin pump securely and comfortably in place. This band also has a Velcro closure in the pocket to keep your insulin plump from slipping out of the pocket when you are sleeping or even hanging upside down. We use a quality breathable Lycra fabric that is light, strong, comfortable, and long lasting to ensure a light, free feeling. The perfect band for you.

Mens Diabetes Sport Bracelets Pack Fits 5 1/2 – 8 Inch

With this collection, you can mix-and-match for every outfit! These Diabetes sport strap bracelets are adjustable to fit adult and teen sized wrists (5 1/2 to 8 inch). The strap design is intended for the active adult who enjoys running, biking, skiing, or other athletic activities. To enhance visibility during the night, white reflective thread has been sewn into the straps. Straps are water and mildew resistant. The ID tag is made of hypoallergenic and non-corrosive 316L surgical stainless steel and displays a medical symbol with the word Diabetes pre-engraved in black. The tag slides onto a band located next to the medical symbol, which securely fastens to the bracelet.

Product Features

  • Fits wrist sizes 5 1/2 – 8 inches
  • Interchangable ID tag features red medical symbol and Diabetes in black on front
  • ID tag is made of 316L surgical stainless steel, both hypoallergenic and non-corrosive
  • Straps are made of polyester and velcro with reflective stitching
  • Straps are water and mildew resistant

Insulin Pump Band – Comtemporary Style with One Pocket, Small, Lime Green

This band has no need for a Velcro, button, or snap closure in the pocket because of its unique flap for easy access to your insulin pump. The flap design securely holds your pump in it’s pocket. A diabetic Insulin Pump Band is a fabric band that you wear around your waist. It has a pocket to hold your insulin pump securely and comfortably in place. This band also has a Velcro closure in the pocket to keep your insulin plump from slipping out of the pocket when you are sleeping or even hanging upside down. We use a quality breathable Lycra fabric that is light, strong, comfortable, and long lasting to ensure a light, free feeling. The perfect band for you.